In weekly classes on the Catholic I’ve been stressing a few (of many) points:
- lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi (prayer, doctrine, life): all have to cohere
- the Incarnation is a fact: in faith we encounter this fact, this Person, experience the exceptionality and the wonder
- the contemporaneousness of Jesus Christ
- the witness of the Catholic faith is true and it is true for all people
In November the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Peter Cardinal Turkson, 63, gave an interview to Zenit on his new work as the head of a Roman office after being a pastor of a diocese in Ghana. Cardinal Turkson is a trained biblical scholar.
My point of bringing this matter up is that those of us who make the claim to be faithful Catholics need to live the faith as though Jesus Christ truly mattered and that what we profess at Mass and in prayer is lived according to correct doctrine while sharing the Good News of Salvation coherently. Cardinal Turkson is not the first to say that we don’t always understand social justice, but we need to put a greater effort in doing so. How do we imitate the love of God for other?